The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate professional and efficient music production and music mixing techniques. This is not meant to be a definitive answer to the endless approaches that can be used in music production and mixing. Instead, it is intended to aid learning in a profession where there are no black and white answers since choices in music production and mixing are highly dependent upon the engineer's preferences. While it is true that music is an art and in the end not... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: audio production, mixing, music, pro tools, recording arts
Recent immigration reform has caused a controversy over theimplementation of proposed reform in the past two years. Arizona's attempt topass strict immigration reform triggered an outpouring of advocacy activityamong groups nationwide.This movement is not the first time groups have mobilized againstimmigration reform on both the federal and state levels. Texas is on the vergeof a significant state attempt to pass immigration reform, which has sparkedinitial reactions similar to those seen in... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, thesis, master of public affairs, latinos,...
The main purpose for this thesis is to investigate and test the possibility that electoral realignment in the U.S. took place between 2004 through 2008. Evidence, based on some initial empirical indicators and scholarly analysis, will be presented, that the 2008 Presidential and Congressional elections signaled a continuous movement of the political pendulum from a conservative/right position to a more liberaVleft one. This thesis will present information on the potential endurance and... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, us politics, barack obama, mitt romney
Indigenous Environmental Knowledge defined as, a cumulative body of knowledge and beliefs, handed down through generations by cultural transmission, about the relationship of living beings (human and non-human animals and plants) with one another and with their physical environment, has a great potential to inform western science in the area of climate change. This thesis presents work that bas been conducted in the arctic and sub-arctic with Indigenous Knowledge. Work conducted in Saint... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, anthropology, social science, thesis, yukon river,...
Students have varying degrees of misconceptions relating to the field of chemistry which arise from a number of different sources. Survey based pretests were given to a group of high school students and a posttest was generated from their responses. The posttest was then given as a pre- and posttest to a second group of students the following year. The results were analyzed to see what misconceptions persisted with students from the pretest to the posttest. The misconceptions that each... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, education, masters degree, thesis
Recently developed optogenetic tools provide powerful approaches to optically excite or inhibit neural activity. In a typical in-vivo experiment, light is delivered to deep nuclei via an implanted optical fiber. Light intensity attenuates with increasing distance from the fiber tip, determining the volume of tissue in which optogenetic proteins can successfully be activated. However, whether and how this volume of effective light intensity varies as a function of brain region or wavelength has... Topics: brain atlas, in-vivo, optical fiber, optogenetics, biomedical
The reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 has increasedattention to student achievement. Specifically, the challenging demographics inColorado make attention to Colorado's Latino American students a critical issue. Colorado's population of Latino American students is now the largest and fastest growing ethnic minority group in the state. Although it is necessary to hold educators accountable for students who are not achieving, it is inappropriate to make judgments simply from... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, phd, dissertation, education, chicano studies
This thesis develops a Colorado specific model to depict the evolution of statewide electric power sector, evaluating various scenarios for environmental and economic sustainability, with focus on greenhouse gas mitigation. This model simultaneously evaluates interactions between the various climate action regulations, current power infrastructures, future advanced technologies, limits of renewable energy and demand-side-management (DSM). For this purpose, a MARKAL optimization model and... Topics: civil engineering, auraria library, university of colorado denver, gas mitigation, DSM
-byBrown-Sica, Margaret S.; Beall, Jeffrey; McHale, Nina
Response time as defined for this study is the time that it takes for all files that constitute a single webpage to travel across the Internet from a Web server to the end user's browser. In this study, the authors tested response times on queries for identical items in five different library catalogs, one of them a next-generation(NextGen) catalog. The authors also discuss acceptable response time and how it may affect the discovery process. They suggest that librarians and vendors should... Topics: online library catalogs, information retrieval, internet searching Source: Information Technology and Libraries 29 no4 214-23 D 2010
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the Unites States have increaseddisproportionately impacting women and minorities (CDC, 2008b). HumanImmunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a continuing public health concern forwomen who currently comprise almost one quarter of all new HIV/AIDSdiagnoses (Prejan et al., 2011). Women are primarily infected with HIVthrough heterosexual sex, a behavior that usually occurs within the socialcontext of a dyad. This study drew on the Theory of Gender and Power,which... Topics: aids, hiv, public health, university of colorado denver, auraria library, phd, dissertation
Student perceptions of competency in Hospitality management, (HM) andthe level of engagement in the college experience were compared between two programs to verify engagement as a construct consisting of three domains;classroom, campus, and off-campus. Administrator and student descriptions of engagement in the college experience described the pedagogy, activities, and experiences that were unique between a four-year public and private college. A multi-case study design was employed to... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, phd, dissertation, educational leadership,...
To meet the diverse needs of composition students, Sinking Your Teeth into Composition: Teaching English Using "Quartier de Ia Madeleine" offers English teachers an additional resource to supplement lectures and textbooks. Vincenzo Natali's "Quartier de Ia Madeline," the 15th short film in the feature film Paris, je t'aime, offers insight into several composition fundamentals, which this guide will explain. First, this guide introduces "Quartier de Ia... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, rhetoric, teaching writing, master of arts, French,...
Violence against Mexican women is not a new subject. Disappearances and murdered women in the border town of Cd. Juarez and throughout the country are reported in the news headlines every day. Between 1999 and 2005 more than 6,000 women and girls were murdered, an average of 1,000 murdered women every year. The majority of the deaths result from violence within their household (Mexico, 2009). The rate of violence is not isolated to border towns. The Instituto Nacional de Estad�sticas y... Topics: Mexican Female Politicians, Theory of Representation, Critical Mass Theory, Gender and Politics,...
Women have not achieved equality in regards to political representation within theUS. This exclusion weakens the quality of the political debate and destabilizes the legitimacy of our democracy. However, inroads have been made in building a more representative democracy at both the state and federal level in the US. This study extends the literature regarding gender and representation, exploring the association between descriptive representation, legislative factors, civil society contexts and... Topics: auraria library, university of colorado denver, public affairs, phd, dissertation
There is a dearth in the literature about low-income Latino/a head-and-neck and lung cancer patients' experiences during treatment, including the challenges they face during this journey, and how to help them better navigate their treatment and improve related outcomes. In this study, five Latino/a head-and-neck and four lung cancer patients, six caregivers, seven key informants, and seven patient navigators were interviewed to better understand the experiences of these patients along their... Topics: cancer, hispanic, latino, lung, patient navigation
Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg pioneered the theory of lumpen abuse, expanding on and integrating Marx's concept of the lumpen proletariat, Bourdieu's symbolic violence and Foucault's biopower and Levi's politics of the gray zone. Lumpen abuse as a theoretical lens can reveal a wealth of insight studying marginalized populations. This study looks at the impacts of lumpen abuse and symbolic vulnerability among Denver MMT clients and discusses the hidden forms of everyday violence that... Topics: benzodiazepines, bourgois, lumpen abuse, methadone, structural violence
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Native American warrior, Doug Goodfeather, speaks the meaning and history of the Native American warrior culture. "[The warriors] were the protectors of the people [who] laid down their lives down so that the people could go on to live and prosper [and] always be kept safe." Topics: american indians, native americans, warriors, soldiers eagle and staff, powwow
In this study, the consumer behavior of women who were defined ashousewives was examined on the basis of their consumption needs and attitudes toward consumer goods. The data necessary for testing the hypotheses on consumer behavior were gathered from three different neighborhoods which revealed different cultural, demographic, and sociological characteristics. All together three hundred women were chosen from the three areas In Izmir, Turkey, in a sample. The core of the analyses were based on... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, master of arts, sociology, turkey, thesis
With the recent tide of "Mommy Blogs" proliferating the Internet, advertisers, researchers, and mainstream media outlets have all taken notice of the societal and cultural influence mothers have. Women in every stage of parenting have become professional writers by blogging about their experiences raising children. In turn, many isolated mothers have reached out to these blogs searching for communities of support and friendship. Numerous women create mommy blogs as a place to network... Topics: Motherhood, Humanities, Blogging, Gender roles
Due to the physical properties of electronic components, DC offset will occur to some extent in all audio recordings. DC offset is the effect of direct current on an audio recording, and causes the audio signal to no longer oscillate around the absolute zero quantization level. The mean amplitude of a recording is calculated to determine the global amount of DC offset. Measuring the offset, its change over time, and its standard deviation can be used during forensic examination to aid in... Topics: DC offset, iOS, media forensics, recording arts
Very Low Frequency (VLF 3-30 kHz) receivers are used to monitor the amplitude and phase of signals from powerful naval VLF communication transmitters. Since the VLF transmitter signals propagate in the Earth-ionosphere waveguide, they provide a method for remotely sensing ionospheric density changes. The effect of powerful natural oceanic lighting discharges on the ionosphere are investigated using VLF remote sensing and the Global Lighting Detection Network (GLD360). Ionospheric disturbances... Topics: engineering, ionosphere, vlf, global lightning detection network, lightning
-byCenter for Colorado and the West at Auraria Library
An interview with Ben Sherman, a member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe of Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. Filmed at the Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building in Aurora, CO on July 13, 2010. Topics: oral history, native american, american indian, oglala, lakota, sioux
The surface of an acrylate-based shape memory polymer ("SMP") was modified to capture cationic biomarkers of eosinophilic esophagitis ("EoE") to establish a better diagnostic and monitoring system of this disease. Incorporation of a negative charge into the SMP allows for specific adsorption of the cationic biomarkers with additional leverage from the shape memory effect to position the polymer near the lumen wall of the esophagus. SMP modification was performed by... Topics: biomedical engineering, acrylate-based shape memory polymer
This thesis describes how water laws' issues and tools passed by the Colorado State Legislature changed between 1931 and 2006. Data was provided through previous work accomplished by Dr. Schlager and Dr. Heikkila under a National Science Foundation grant. The data were analyzed through multiple time scales: era, decade, and year. The number of laws passed, the issues they addressed, and policy tools used were described by graphical representation, descriptive statistics, correlation tests, and... Topics: university of colorado denver, water policy, master of public affairs
Author pre-print.In 2010-2011, University of Colorado (CU) librarians implemented a multi-campus pilot study to measure the institutional value of library resources used by faculty in their research. The study incorporated quantitative methods including return on investment (ROI), cost benefit analysis (CBA), and citation analysis of journal articles published by faculty; and qualitative methodologies such as in-person interviews with faculty. The study resulted in a CU ROI model that can be... Topics: return on investment, roi, libraries, cost benefit, preprint
Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana) are the main seed dispersers for whitebark pine and primarily responsible for whitebark pine regeneration through their seed caching behavior. On-going losses of whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, from white pine blister rust (caused by the exotic fungus Cronartium ribicola), historical losses of whitebark pine to mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae), as well as successional replacement of whitebark... Topics: blister rust, clark's nutcracker, glacier national park, waterton lakes national park, whitebark...
Catalytic deoxygenation of fatty acids was carried out using Palladium on Carbon (Pd/C) and Magnesium Oxide (MG70) catalysts and a Parr bench top micro reactor. The effect of feedstock saturation on the decarboxylation reaction was measured by varying the feedstock from stearic acid (fully saturated) to oleic acid (mono-unsaturated) to linoleic acid (poly-unsaturated). The prevalence of the decarboxylation reaction was measured by analyzing both the liquid products and the gaseous products. The... Topics: decarboxylation, hydrocarbons, renewable diesel, advanced biofuels, Civil Engineering
Abridged abstract:Men have historically dominated as innovators and players of the guitar andcontinue to dominate these fields because the design and use of the guitar and the electric guitar, in particular, have been historically constructed to exclude women. The history of the electric guitar illustrates that a technology can neither be separated from the cultural values prevalent at the time of its creation nor those cultural values later ascribed to it Although some scholars have located... Topics: thesis, social sciences, university of colorado denver, auraria library
The safety of merging and diverging influence areas, intersections, interchanges, and other traffic facilities is assessed by tracking and analyzing police-reported motor vehicle crash records. Since the nature of road crashes is random and infrequent, this process is slow to reveal the need for remediation of the roadway design and traffic control strategy. Moreover, this process is not applicable to assess new designs that have not yet been built, or deployed in the real world. This study... Topics: conflict, traffic, engineering, theses, crash, freeway, merging, surrogate, driving, dissertation
Scientific computing relies on state of the art algorithms in software libraries and packages. Achieving high performance in today's computing landscape is a challenging task as modern computer architectures in High-Performance Computing (HPC) are increasingly incorporating multicore processors and special purpose hardware, such as graphics processing units (GPUs). The emergence of this heterogeneous environment necessitates the development of algorithms and software packages that can fully... Topics: eigenvalue, krylov, multicore, nonsymmetric, schur
Interval graphs and their variations have been studied extensively for the last 50 years from both a theoretical standpoint and due to their importance in applications. In this thesis we will explore several variations of interval graphs and unit interval graphs including interval digraphs, interval bigraphs and probe interval graphs. Interval graphs were mathematically introduced by Hajos . The origin of interval graphs may also be regarded as an application to the research of Benzer in... Topics: mathematics, digraphs
This study identified social and cultural factors that influence smokingbehavior of rural/urban youth, age 15-17, who attend high school inDursunbey, a small town in Turkey's Aegean region. The methodsconsisted of a cross-sectional, school-based survey of all 10th graders(N=211) in 5 high schools in Dursunbey, augmented by qualitative semistructured interviews with 42 10th grade students, 0 students from othergrades, 14 adult educators, and 4 other adults. Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, phd, dissertation, health. behavioral sciences,...
This study's objective is considering two main innovative criteria inevaluating alternatives of different road designs. It focuses on regret theoryand its utility in evaluating between different alternative designs anddevelops new criteria in the assessment of a traffic safety performanceindicator.Decisions between different road construction alternative designs are basedon multi-criteria factors. This research develops a systematic methodologyin considering regret based on a weighted system of... Topics: traffic engineering, highways, university of colorado denver, auraria library, dissertation, phd
This thesis establishes the minimal representation of the necessaryconditions for feasible supplies and demands for a given multicommoditynetwork. The fundamental theorem is an extension of the Wallace-Wets connectivity result for both directed and undirected graphs. A systemof absolute value inequalities is developed for the undirected case, andspecial properties of this system are explored. Additional results includecounting the number of nonredundant inequalities for specific classes... Topics: university of colorado, auraria library, phd, dissertation, mathematics
The need to produce concrete mixtures with recycled materials is becoming more important than ever before. Not only does using recycled materials in concrete mixtures create landfill avoidance, but it decreases the depletion of virgin raw materials. The basis for this research was to investigate the effects of using recycled materials, in varying amounts, on the fresh and hardened concrete properties. This research includes the design of concrete mixtures composed of varying amounts of recycled... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, civil engineering, concrete, building construction,...
More than 1,200 cities worldwide are embarking on low carbon goals. However, currently there are no protocols in place to consistently account for GHG emissions associated with cities. Thus, this thesis explores mathematical relationships, approximations, implementation challenges, and policy relevance for three city-scale GHG emission accounting methods: Purely Territorial, Trans-Boundary Infrastructure Supply-Chain Footprint (TBIF), and Consumption-Based Footprint (CBF). Mathematical... Topics: city-scale ghg emissions, GHG accounting, sustainability, GHG footprinting
This thesis proposes switching strategies for AC chopper converters which can implement the multiple steps switching technique and convert the AC energy to AC, directly. The switching process in this technique depends on the current direction in the load. The main advantage of the technique is that the load will not be disconnected during switching events. Also, the semi-soft switching topology overcomes the switching problems in the AC chopper converters, without increasing the conduction... Topics: ac converters, chopper, dead-time, hard switching, semi-soft switching, snubber circuits
A critical piece of the Smart Grid infrastructure is the communications network for data gathering, control and supervision capabilities that extend to the customer demarcation point. Over several decades, the electric utilities built a robust communications networks connecting electric grid subsystems except for the “last mile” connecting to the end user premise. A primary goal of Smart Grid (SG) is to expand the communications network throughout the Distribution Network (DN) thus enabling... Topics: electrical engineering, mathematics, smart grid
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) has increasingly become recognized as a public health concern in the United States. Recent research finds that that roughly one in three women and one in four men in the United States have been raped, physically assaulted, or stalked by an intimate partner, and the association between IPV and chronic physical and mental health conditions, acute injuries, and lost wages and productivity has been well documented. For decades, however, researchers have debated the... Topics: Health and Behavioral Sciences, Gender, Intimate Partner Violence
On a daily basis, consensus theory attracts more and more researches from different areas of interest, to apply its techniques to solve technical problems in a way that is faster, more reliable, and even more precise than ever before. A power system network is one of those fields that consensus theory employs extensively. The use of the consensus algorithm to solve the Economic Dispatch and Load Restoration Problems is a good example. Instead of a conventional central controller, some... Topics: consensu alhorithm, economic dispatch problem, load restoration problems, smart grid, electrical...
Unlike traditional AC distribution systems, protection has been challenging for DC systems. Multi-terminal DC power systems do not have the years of practical experience and standards that AC power systems have. Also, the cur- rent power electronic devices can not survive or sustain high magnitude faults. Conveters will shut down to protect themselves under faulted conditions. This makes locating faults in DC system difficult, and causes the DC bus to de- energize. A fault protection algoritm... Topics: dc, grounding, microgrids, ring bus, engineering
Sustainable construction has become an interest in the engineering community and several standards have been developed to assess the environmental impact of new construction projects. Research has shown that it is possible to use recycled materials to replace some of the traditional mixture components in concrete products and produce a more sustainable building material. Two materials that are currently recycled and have the possibility of use in concrete applications are waste glass and rubber... Topics: construction, concrete, masonry, rubber, engineering standards, aggregate
More than half of the students who enroll in community colleges leave after one year without completing degrees or certificates. Framing the problem of low persistence rates as one of identity development rather than skills development, this study examines the perceptions of first-semester students in two developmental reading and writing learning communities at an urban community college that serves a diverse student population. Theresearcher conducted interviews with students and teachers at... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, education, dissertation, phd
We derive and examine the Neyman-Pearson Detection of an FSK modulated waveform in white Gaussian noise. We specifically examine three cases: 1) detection when the waveform is known exactly; 2) detection when the waveform is known down to an unknown initial phase and; 3) detection of the waveform when the energy level is known but the signal is not. We then derive robust detection schemes where the noise comes from a broader class of stochastic processes and includes the possible occurrence of... Topics: Optimal, processing, electrical engineering, detection, Neyman-Pearson